February  2006

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ETAN Rejects Added Aid for Indonesian Military; Responds to Bush Administration’s Waiver Justification

ETAN activist Luis Kemnitzer, Dead at 77

ETAN: Indonesia Must Confront Its Past, Accept Responsibility and Deliver Justice for Timor Atrocities; ETAN Posts Entire Timor Truth Commission (CAVR) Report on Website

ETAN Urges Veto of Timor- Leste Defamation Law

ETAN Calls for Broad International Discussion of Timor Truth Commission  Report

Letter to Australia on Papuan Asylum Seekers Timor-Leste National

ETAN Statement on Timor-Leste/Australia Maritime Arrangement

Bush Administration Grants Unlimited Military “Aid” to Indonesia Betrays Military’s Victims and End-Runs Congress; Printable PDF version

ETAN Urges Secretary of State to Promote Justice and Rights, Not Military Might, During Upcoming Trip to Indonesia [Please note Secretary Rice has postponed her trip.]

On 30th Anniversary of Indonesian Invasion of East Timor, ETAN Calls for Justice, Understanding of U.S. Role

ETAN Calls for Release of East Timor Truth Commission Report Urges Full Discussion of Its Findings and Recommendations

ETAN Condemns Administration Waiver Permitting Weapons Sales to Indonesia

NSA: Declassified U.S. documents reveal support for Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor from 1975 until U.N. sponsored vote in 1999 Also British documents

La'o Hamutuk Bulletin: November 2005 - Petroleum Dependency; Petroleum Regime; Justice; more

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February 15 - 24

East Timor tries to avoid dark side of oil
Stanley Ho could enter three-firm venture in offshore oil bid

Mutinous troops will be punished, says PM Alkatiri
President Jorge Sampaio made honorary citizen on swansong visit
Dili's stray pigs must go- East Timor's FM

Rep. Barney Frank on defamation provisions
Red Cross launches appeal for flood-hit East Timor

Timor Leste Seeks Military Ties with RI
China, E Timor to boost military exchanges, defense minister says

Sen. Feingold in Indonesia
Reforming TNI An Uphill Battle- Analysts [+Security Business Plan Criticized]
Political post for East Timor accused (Eurico Guterres)
Rights Activist Sarah Lery Mboeik- Fighting Against State Hegemony
Scott Burchill on West Papua and E Timor parallels

UNOTIL's Daily Media Review 

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East Timor's Truth Commission (CAVR) Report and other Justice Issues

Dili Demonstration Calls for Justice  
A march on the anniversary of East Timor independence in Dili. Rights activists have condemned a recommendation by East Timor's president that the truth commission's report be kept under wraps. (AFP/File/Candido Alves)  

ETAN: Indonesia Must Confront Its Past, Accept Responsibility and Deliver Justice for Timor Atrocities; ETAN Posts Entire Timor Truth Commission (CAVR) Report on Website

ETAN: Rights Group Calls for Broad International Discussion of Timor Truth Commission
Alliance for an International Tribunal Letter to UN Secretary-General

TAPOL, et al: Open letter to UK Foreign Minister on CAVR report See also - article on the report in the latest TAPOL Bulletin, December 2005

ICTJ: Timor Truth Commission Report Released on ICTJ Web Site
ICTJ: Timorese Truth Commission Report Reveals Shocking Brutality, Calls for End to Impunity

Xanana- We Must Close That Part of History
Ramos Horta Discusses '99 Atrocities
Reveal Timor Leste history- Indonesian Expert
Crimes will go to trial, Timor Leste prosecutor says

Xanana, SBY let shame file slide
Indonesian, E Timor leaders seek international support for CTF
Gusmao, Yudhoyono meet in Bali
Dili, Jakarta's presidents discuss report on occupation bloodshed
Babies of war cruelly spirited away

The East Timor Truth Commission Report Shines

Benetech releases statistical report to CAVR
Coders Bare Invasion Death Count
Dissemination of CAVR Report

Benetech Initiative's statistical report prepared for CAVR

Making Amends in Timor Leste by Joe Nevins
IHRC-NZ: East Timor Truth Commission relevant to NZ

Dili protests NGO's publishing crimes against humanity report
Australian govt sidesteps accusations about Timor
Labor to grill Downer on E Timor report

Indonesian MPs demand government lodge protest against E Timor (CAVR)
The Problem of Coming Clean

Rape a Weapon of War in Timor Occupation
Report- How East Timor Fell

NSA: East Timor truth commission finds U.S. "political and military support were fundamental to the Indonesian invasion and occupation" "Responsibility" chapter published on Web by National Security Archive

U.S. Arms Helped Indonesia Attack East Timor
Balibo Five report sparks fresh calls for judicial inquiry
Xanana Gusmao in Security Council

President Called on to Ask Clarification from Xanana
Indonesia Too Hasty in Responding CAVR Report to UN
Jakarta stops visit on Timor atrocities
Indonesian Activists Criticize Government's Defensive Stance on CAVR
Yudhoyono-Xanana Meeting to be Rescheduled
Kalla denies Indonesia committed widespread rights abuses
BBC Monitoring quotes from Indonesian press 24 Jan 05

AU: Truth Commission verdict on East Timor
WP: E. Timor Atrocities Detailed
AU: Whitlam condemned for approval of 1975 invasion
Reconciliation with Jakarta without justice is meaningless, says bishop of Baucau

RI dismisses report on Timor atrocities during occupation
NZ should compensate East Timor, MP says
E. Timor rights group calls for debate on atrocities

UNOTIL: CAVR Report is not a UN document
Media misrepresentation of CAVR Report

Crimes against Humanity: Japanese Diplomacy, East Timor and the 'Truth Commission'

ETAN: On 30th Anniversary of Indonesian Invasion of East Timor, ETAN Calls for Justice, Understanding of U.S. Role
ETAN Calls for Release of East Timor Truth Commission Report

Exclusive Preview of CAVR Report- Juggling Pragmatism with Chilling Abuses
Admitting civil war 'excesses', PM Alkatiri rebuts 3,000 death toll
The search for truth divides East Timor

Timor Leste's Past- Let It Be or Bare It All?
Counterpunch: Waivers for State Terror: Bush and the Indonesian Generals
E. Timor Leader Looks to Quash Massacre Report
Church leader urges UN chief to set up int'l war crimes court
Release E. Timor Atrocities Report Even If Indonesia Objects- Rights Groups

The Dangerous Decency of President Xanana

Timor truth and friendship commission set to examine bloodshed
East Timor Bishop Ricardo to UN Secretary-General on Justice

Human Rights First: Timor Leste Should Release Truth Commission Report without Delay
East Timor urged to make public report on Indonesian atrocities
NZ & Aussie activists call for CAVR report release

West 'must pay' for brutal occupation
Gusmão rejects 'unrealistic' parts of report on rights abuses

Amnesty International: Timor-Leste: Denial of Justice?
German church-based aid agencies and human rights organisations demand publication of the final report of East Timor’s Truth Commission
ICTJ: Timorese Parliament Should Release Truth Commission Report Immediately  
CIIR urges the East Timorese parliament to make public a report into human rights violations
Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG): Work with CAVR
President Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao: On The Occasion Of The Handing Over Of The Final Report Of The Cavr To The National Parliament

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February 11 - 17

Stressed-out Cuban seeks political asylum in RI
Separate legislative, presidential elex in 2007 - PM Alkatiri
Romas Horta denies UN top job talk

Military dispute won't tarnish upcoming visit of Sampaio, says PM
Defense force crisis still to be resolved, say military officials

Some letters to editor on Papua and Timor
'Criminalise Defamation and See Democracy Die'
VP To Form Working Group To Help Former E Timor Refugees

UNOTIL's Daily Media Review

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In Memoriam

Nathan Osborn


Other Links (open in new window)

New Timor-Leste Penal Code (JSMP Warning: UNOTIL translation in English poor quality English, Portuguese 

JSMP Report: The Law of Gender-Based Violence in Timor-Leste English, Bahasa
JSMP Report: JSMP Training in the Districts of Timor-Leste English, Bahasa
JSMP Report: Overview of Timor Leste Justice Sector 2005 English, Bahasa

IFRC: Storms and floods DREF Bulletin No. MDRTP001
USAID: Financial Management Training Translates into Trade for Oecusse's Women

Unotil Holds Meeting On Border Management
Unotil Responds To Oecussi Crisis With Humanitarian Assistance

WB: Workshop Adds to Radio Training Program for Women
WB: Development To Focus on Districts, Green Fuels

Jose Ramos-Horta at School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Feb 27, audio  only: 
Click here to listen to the event.
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USGOV: U.S. Exports to East Timor from 2000-2005

La'o Hamutuk asks President not to approve defamation law
Int'l Federation of Journalists: Crucial Last Days for East Timor President to Veto Criminal Defamation in East Timor

UNOTIL: Electoral Assistance Needs Assessment Mission: Timor-Leste 16 November - 1 December 2005

World Bank: A New Form of Light is Spreading around Dili and Energy is being Saved in the Process
UNDP: Finding The Facts: New Poverty Analysis Underway In Timor-Leste
UNOTIL responds to Oecussi crisis with humanitarian assistance

Friends of Same newsletter (December 2005 - January 2006)

UNOTIL convenes meeting on the need for international support to the media
UNOTIL convenes meeting on Transparency and Accountability

TAPOL Bulletin 181 December 2005 (articles on West Papua, ET Truth Commission, UK weapons sales, Munir and more)
CAAT/TAPOL: Arms to Indonesia Factsheet (December 2005)

Internews: Training for Timorese Women Journalists Aims to Expand Women’s Civic Role
APHEDA: Diario Tempo Update
UNDP: Government And Development Partners Contribute o National Memorial
UNDP: Course to Strengthen Leadership and Management in the Public Service Complete
UNDP: Entrepreneurship Encouraged in the Youth of Timor-Leste

UnionsNT & MUA flag concern over Darwin LNG shipment

WFP: Emergency Report No. 5 / 2006 - Date 03 February 2006
UNICEF: Hungry for change: the fight against malnutrition in Timor-Leste
UNICEF: President of Timor-Leste Xanana Gusmão launches UNICEF report ‘The State of the World’s Children 2006’
UNICEF: Community radio programme gives children a loud and clear voice

Strategic Insights: International Interim Governments, Democratization, and Post-Conflict Peace-building: Lessons from Cambodia and East Timor

Statements in the Security Council: UN Media Summary; UN Provisional Verbatim transcript
Country Statements SRSG Sukehiro Hasegawa; Xanana Gusmao for Timor-Leste; Australia; Denmark; EU Presidency Statement; Greece; USA;

UN: Letter dated 20 January 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Timor-Leste to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

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UN: Progress report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Office in Timor-Leste (for the period 16 August 2005 to 13 January 2006)
Security Council Report: Expected Council Action on Timor-Leste

UNOTIL: PNTL officers complete training in Counter Terrorism
UNOTIL: Prime Minister to open Transparency and Accountability
UNOTIL: Police Marine Unit Course

HRW: World Report 2006 - East Timor; Indonesia

WB: International Donors Approve USD 3 Million to Support Primary Education in Timor-Leste
WB: Hotel and Tourism Operators put Hopes in a New Internet Booking System

UNOTIL: Transparency and Accountability Mission arrives in Timor -Leste

International Press Institute: Letter on Timor defamation law
CPJ: East Timor: Defamation bill threatens free press
International Journalists' Network: Press groups fear criminal defamation law in East Timor

UN: Peacekeeping reaps 'return on investment'

JSMP: The Code of Penal Procedure to Enter into Force in January 2006
JSMP: Recent Developments in the Courts - October/November
JSMP: The Interaction of Traditional Dispute Resolution with the Formal Justice Sector in Timor-Leste

World Bank: WB: Radio Training Program for Women

Maritime Union of Australia: LNG shipments raise union alarm; Maritime and Transport Workers Union of East Timor: Timorese workers call on Australian comrades to protest LNG giant

Banking and Payments Authority of Timor-Leste: Annual Report Fiscal year 2004/2005

Australian Government folly over 'Kopassus'

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February 6 - 12

Inquiry commission opens hearings on TL soldiers' grievances
Protesting soldiers leave Dili after Gusmão defuses crisis
Govt considers giving old Navy vessels to E Timor

Petroleum Fund totaled USD 370m in December, says central bank
FM Ramos Horta 'touched" by Lisbon's support for possible top UN bid
Debate on ET solidarity and Defamation Bill

Indonesia to Get Rid of Out-of-order F5 Tiger
Defense Minister Juwono on Timor, Reform, Papua
Scott Burchill on East Timor-West Papua

The Price of Realpolitik (Review of A Not-So-Distant Horror)
Book Review- 'Last Flight out of Dili'

UNOTIL's Daily Media Review 

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